New ‘Fugitive’ Movie in the Works 0 9

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Not content to let any movie series fade away, Hollywood is moving ahead with a brand new movie in The Fugitive franchise, which started way back in the ’60s with the classic David Jannsen TV series before being turned into a hugely successful, Oscar-winning movie starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones and a further sequel beyond that.

Deadline has the word on the new Warner Bros. movie, which is being written by Christina Hodson – a hot new writing talent behind the upcoming Eden Project and Naomi Watts thriller Shut In – and sees the original film’s producers Arnold and Anne Kopelsen returning. Frustratingly there’s no word if Ford or Jones will be doing the same but if Ford did, it would see him reprising yet another one of his classic roles, joining Han Solo in the new Star Wars and Rick Deckard in the planned Blade Runner sequel.

In case you don’t know, the original hit ABC series followed Dr. Richard Kimble, a surgeon who gets accused of killing his wife and subsequently goes on the run to clear his name, leaving clues for a determined cop about a mysterious one-armed man along the way. The idea beautifully transitioned onto the big-screen 30 years later, resulting in massive box office success and seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, with Jones winning his for Best Supporting Actor (still a sore point for those who thought Ralph Fiennes or Leonardo DiCaprio should have won instead).

Jones was actually the one who helped further the series by starring in the less-fondly remembered sequel U.S. Marshalls, which saw his character go on a manhunt involving Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr. Does that make it more likely that Jones will return once more rather than Ford?

The plan is to start shooting the new Fugitive movie in early 2016.

Source: Deadline

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Watch: Incredible New Trailer for ‘The Revenant’ 0 22

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We don’t usually post trailers individually – saving them for the Trailer Watch – but this one was just too good to pass up.

The Revenant is the new film from acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who most recently won an Oscar for Birdman. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter in a tale of a forntierman in 1820 who sets out on a path of vengeance who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

We already had one amazing teaser trailer, now check out the equally great new trailer below:

Could this be the film that finally wins Leo his Best Actor Oscar? Quite possibly!

The Revenant is set for release in the UK on January 15th, 2016.

Vincent Cassel To Play Villain in Next ‘Bourne’ Film 0 11

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After a fourth Bourne film in which Jason himself was conspicuous by his absence, things are returning to the old but brilliant formula of Matt Damon starring and Paul Greengrass directing.

We already know that in addition to Damon returning (rejoice!), Tommy Lee Jones and woman-of-the-moment Alicia Vikander are part of the cast, playing a tough CIA operative and (presumed) love interest, respectively, as well as Julia Stiles reprising her small but crucial role as Bourne helper Nicky Parsons. But now we’re getting word that one of the best French actors in the business is also joining the cast.

Variety has the news that the wonderful Vincent Cassel has signed on to the spy action sequel as its main villain, which will see him match wits and possibly even go toe-to-toe go with the former amnesiac hero. Although exact plot details are being kept secret for the time being, sources are saying that Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. No doubt he will tie in with the Treadstone/Blackbriar history of the Bourne mythology – maybe he’ll be a scorned fellow assassin who feels Bourne somehow wronged him/was chosen ahead of him.

The series has a pedigree of casting great actors as assassins, whether it be Clive Owen in The Bourne Identity, Karl Urban in Supremacy, Edgar Ramirez in Ultimatum and Oscar Isaac in Legacy.

I was already looking forward to the return of the Damon-Greengrass team but the addition of Cassel – genuinely one of my favourite actors of modern times – only makes me wish next summer would get here sooner.

The as-yet-untitled Bourne sequel is set to start shooting this year for a July 29th, 2016 release date.

Source: Variety